The Alumni Memorial Prayer Garden honours those who have died while studying or working at Avondale College of Higher Education. It also recognises the soon return of the Life Giver, Jesus Christ.

The memorial is made of a steel alloy that forms a patina of rust. Architect David Stafford designed the memorial to become more beautiful with age.

The Alumni Memorial Prayer Garden, dedicated at Avondale Alumni Association’s Homecoming on August 24, 2012, is made possible by a donation from Ray Wilson Sr, on behalf of his family and in memory of son Raymond Wilson Jr. Raymond, a student at Avondale at the time, drowned in heavy surf at Caves Beach in 1963.

The Avondale Alumni Association invites the families or friends of alumni who have died while studying or working at Avondale to purchase plaques on which the names of the alumni are etched. The association will place the plaques on the memorial.

To honour an alumnus and their influence at Avondale, purchase a plaque through the Avondale Online Store. At step two of checkout, a field called “Additional Comments” appears. Enter the following information:
  • the name of the deceased alumnus
  • the year of death
  • a brief statement about the cause of death
  • a brief statement about the alumnus’s contribution to Avondale

For clarification or more information, contact the Advancement Office.

Last Updated:21st August 2015
Updated By: Brenton Stacey